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Liam Marsden  says:

Silverstone WSB: Sofuoglu battles to controversial supersport win

Kawasaki rider Kenan Sofuogolu won the World Supersport race at Silverstone after a race long battle with Sam Lowes, which saw the two riders collide on the final lap. Sofuoglu's Kawasaki was visibly faster than the Yamaha of Lowes, but Lowes made his move in to first on the final lap. Sofuoglu looked to cut straight back and mvoed up the...

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Bullshrimp

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Bullshrimp says:

Bit of a harsh move...

...from Sofuoglu but can't help thinking if it had been another rider it would probably have just gone down as a 'racing incident'. He can be overly aggressive at times but I genuinely believe Sam can beat him to the title this year. He just needs to remain focused and not let incidents like this get to him.

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Ivebeenthehero

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 More than harsh - more or less deliberately knocked him off in my opinion. Hopefully the officials will decide the same, but in the interests of keeping the championship alive, they might not. Sam will win it regardless. 

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Bullshrimp

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Bullshrimp says:

IBTH...

...Apparently Yakhnich did protest but it was thrown out.

http://www.crash.net/world+supersport/news/194253/1/yakhnich_protest_against_sofuoglu_thrown_out.html

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JustBe

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JustBe says:

hmm

 How racing should be tbh, no stupid rules like F1 and we need tough exciting bikers who bash into each other and take risks. 

 

 

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ratchetman

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ratchetman says:

Good rider

Sam Lowes has demonstated this season that he has what it takes to become an alien. he has matured from a quick rider who crashed alot into a quick rider who uses his brain. The crash was a racing inccident and if it had been the other way round no one would have complained. What impressed me was Sams presence of mind to hang onto the bike when he went down, keep it running and still finish 2nd. would like to see Sam on a WSB bike or MOTOGP2 bike next season. Really nice gesture of Sam to stop and acknowledge the fans before he entered the pits after he finished the race

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Bullshrimp

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Bullshrimp says:

Ratchetman...

This picture shows the move was a tad harsh.

twitter.com/SamLowes11/status/364102477898997760/photo/1

While Herve Poncharal has admitted that Sam is in contention for a Moto2 ride at his team next year, shame their bike is currently not very good though.

www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/motogp/23505530

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supermario

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supermario says:

I'd like to see an aerial shot

of the collision. Very hard to say from the outside shot on the tv, but my feeling as an ex-racer is that superglue's move could only ever have resulted in a crash. In other words it was never intended to be an overtaking manoeuvre.

To me there's racing, and there's hard racing, and then there's knocking your opponent off/forcing your opponent to crash, which is neither racing nor the act of a sportsman. If everybody acted that way it would be a demolition derby and not a sport of skill. The twatter pics only seem to back this up.

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Bullshrimp

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Bullshrimp says:

No aerial shot....

...but have a look at this:

www.youtube.com/watch

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supermario

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supermario says:

Yeah, that pretty much confirms it

for me. I'm amazed there was no penalty for this, but thats life I spose. I have no doubt that Sam will only be spurred on by it and put superglue in his rightful place (second) at the remaining rounds.

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Ivebeenthehero

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Agree Supermario and as another ex-racer. If you are thirty points or whatever behind then obviously knocking someone off becomes very tempting to certain personaiity types and bike racing is certainly dangerous enough without having bikes "bashing into each other" for entertainment.  

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